Swans beat listless Collingwood May 24, 2013 No Comments
Collingwood was way off.. No Shaw for what reason? But they were not ferocious like last week. Its so hard to back up after an effort like they put in last week… But down on personal as well,,, and the Swans slaughtered them.. half way thru the 1st quarter the signs looked bad, handballs going anywhere, small kicks going some where else and dropped marks, and out numbered by the Swans.. and then when the spread happened there was nothing but Swan players.. It was pretty much a training run really… The truth about the Swans will happen when they get Tippett… Reid hurt his leg, could begone for 3or 4?? Tippett! I cannot believe how much the Swans will be relying on him to have any hope against the good teams.. I rate them on the second line of good teams..but if Tippett fires.. look out.. they will be inspired.. Collingwood could not match the work rate of the Swans.. I forgive the Magpies a little bit…. but they looked under manned and small… and slow..but last week they were brilliant.. no adrenaline left.. not writing them off yet..
The Chiefs ran out looking like a passion fruit cocktail.. or a passion fruit swirly… and while it looked odd, the pants made the outfit ok? … But it was just wonderful to see the Crusaders LOSE. I am death riding them like I have ridden no other team in history.. These murdering animal killers lost, and It is a great start to the weekend..I do trust that the Chiefs noticed that scoring tries is the way to go … Kerr Barlow is close to form again, he is involved and has a presence at the break down…
But the good thing was the Chiefs were pretty strong over all in defence! Recently they have succumbed quite meekly leaking away points like a disappointing team on the skids…so seeing this better intensity was pleasing, and my bet looks alive! Watching the Crusaders limp off with heads bowed dejected was fantastic… maybe they will spare a thought for all the animals they killed recently…? Not that it brings them back to their families who are still sad and devastated by the violence inflicted on them.. So fuk you Crusaders..and well done to my Chiefs..WE ARE BACK!
IT IS ASTONISHING TO ME HOW THE REBELS MIGHT FINALLY BE GETTING IT! BUT TO DO THIS IMPROVEMENT WITHOUT OCONNOR AND BEALE IS QUITE SOME THING!
I was confident that the Tahs would beat this team under these circumstances… and seeing also the Rebels have a lousy defensive record thru lacking character rather than technique..it finally looks like the Rebels are improving their over all culture of being a rugby side to be respected.. It was was still a shit game mostly, with massive error rates to add up…but Jason Woodward is looking ok to me. He is strong,has a go, and looks likely..His goal kicking is getting better also… I would change his hips before starting off, experiment anyway… But its Higgenbotham who is key.. he has an infectious NO Care No Nonsense approach that just does not care.. I have always liked his attitude… Be good to play with I imagine.. He is a leader. English and Inman are looking team orientated, and forgotten Phipps was industrious..but the game was ruined by errors…. The Waratahs just could not get going, they lacked dash on the track which looked to be a dead 5 at best.. There was no dash about them.. They lumbered around the field like elephants, giving the Rebels tackling practise.. Folau was well held all night, and the Lions will be watching this tape.. I thought Hooper looked SMALL> I am a bit worried about his size come test football.. He has a big heart which is important, but size wise he will not hurt you, and is no line out option down back..Betham tried to play with spark, but having a 5 meter run up is often not enuff… So the Tahs look to be dicing with death now… they had to win that, and should have had the players to do so…and they failed.. I thought the referee was his usual useless self.. his love of re setting scrums cost the game untold minutes.. I cannot stand him. He is an idiot referee.
TIGERS V COWBOYS
TIGERS ARE NEAR EXTINCTION AT PRESENT. IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO FEED THE TIGERS ANYTHING HERE BUT PITY… ITS BEEN A SAD YEAR FROM BEFORE THE SEASON STARTED, WHEN A YOUNG PLAYER KILLED HIMSELF.. TIGERS NEVER BEEN HAPPY SINCE… COWBOYS NOT GOING WELL, BUT FORWARDS WILL SMASH THEM, COWBOYS TO COVER THE LINE…
DOGS HAVE BEEN AWFUL THIS SEASON, THERY GET TO PAY AT HOME HERE, BUT BRONCS ARE YOUNG, FIT AND HAVE A GOOD VIBE ABOUT THEM. HODGES IS BACK IN THE TEAM, AND WITH A STRONG ENERGY ABOUT THEM THEY CAN OVERCOME THE DOGS, WHO ARE NOT A GOOD SIDE THIS SEASON.. THEY BEGAN POORLY WHEN KASIANO WAS OIUT FOR AGES AND THE EAR BITER WAS MISSING… GOING FOR BRONCOS WITH THE HEAD START.
THE WET TRACK WILL SUIT THE SAINTS WAY BETTER. PANTHERS LIKE A DRY FAST SURFACE, AND WHILE THEY HAVE BEEN TERRIFIC LAST 2 OUTINGS, IT ALL COMES TUMBLING DOWN FOR THEM AGAIN.. I SEE THE SAINTS FORWARDS BEING TOO INTELLIGENT IN THE WET FOR THIS TEAM, ANDI EXPECT THE SAINTS TO COVER THE LINE EASILY ENUFF.
ROOSTERS V STORM
ROOSTERS GET AN EXTRA 2 DAYS TO RECOVER FROM THEIR GAME AND THE STORM TOOK SOME BIG HITS V MANLY,AS ALL TEAMS DO… SO ROOSTERS GET CHANCE TO SMASH THEM.. I SEE STROM ON THE SKIDS NOW, AND THEY WILL NOT BE GOOD AGAIN UNTIL AFTER ORIGIN… ROOSTERS GET A CHANCE TO DO A NUMBER ON THEM HERE… ROOSTERS TO WIN BY ABOUT 8.
EAGLES V RAIDERS
MANLY ARE SUCH A TUFF TEAM! RAIDERS DO NOT TRAVEL WELL HERE. MANLY SHOULD SMASH THEM UP TO A STREET CALLED DELIRIOUS. I MIGHT RING UP MANLY AND GET TO FIX UP LYONS GOAL KICKING.. JUST NEEDS A COUPLE OF LITTLE TWEAKS! HOPEFULLY GOAL KICKING WILL NOT BE THE DIFFERENCE AS FERGUSON IS KICKING AND PLAYING WELL.. MANLY WILL WIN
WARRIORS V KNIGHTS
KNIGHTS GET A CHANCE TO MAKE WARRIORS LIKE THE FAKES THEY OBVIOUSLY ARE. KNIGHTS ARE NORMALLY PRETENDERS AT ANY OVAL AWAY FROM NEWCASTLE..BUT BENNETT KNOWS THIS TEAM IN NZ AND THAT MIGHT DO IT…. KNIGHTS HAVE TO WIN THIS AND I THINK THEY WILL BY AT LEAST 12…WHICH IS MORE THAN THE 3- REQUIRED
EELS V TITANS
TITANS HAVE A BIG ADVANTAGE EXPERIENCE WISE, AND THAT SHOULD MATTER. EELS ARE NOT MUCH GOOD..HAYNE IS SHOWING SOME FORM, BUT I THINK KELLY WILL BE BEST ON GROUND.. FOR THE TITANS.. HE LOOKS A LIKELY WET TRACKER TO ME. HE WILL GLIDE OVER THE FGROUND, AND THE TITANS FORWARDS WILL BE TUFFER. TITANS TO WIN.
SHARKS V RABBITS
THE RABBITS ARE A LIVING CERTAINTY TO WIUN THE FLAG, SO WHAT HAPPENS HERE IS OF NO INTEREST TO ME..I TAKE THE 4.00 FOR THEM TO WIN THE FLAG RATHER THAN SOME SHORT PRICE IN THESE TYPE GAMES.. KEEP BACKING THE RABBITS TO GO TOP… BEST BET OF LEEG YEAR.
BEST BETS NEWCASTLE, MANLY,COWBOYS ALL UP RABBITS TO WIN FLAG.
Rugby Round 15 May 21, 2013 No Comments
I am biased here, as I hate the Crusaders, just a lousy bunch of animal killers.. Do not miss my you tube show next week when I tell the Crusaders to their face Via camera what I really think about them. I want the Chiefs to attack and kill them. Chiefs by whatever it takes.. axes, knives, guns, bombs,words anything. I did not speak to my own brother for years after he went shooting kangaroos.. My God, how can anyone shoot animals for so called sport or any other reason ? Yes I am building up a speech that the Crusaders will not forget, if they have the guts to watch it… I am death riding the Crusaders… I am predicting bad luck and injuries to marrrrr their season from now on in… fu k em
Rebels V Waratahs
Both sides hitting their straps! Waratahs building momentum once they lightened off their road running type training…. How the Rebels won their last two was mainly due to the TMO referee, who has properly stitched them up with love beyond what is natural or right in this world.. The Rebels play at home.. So you cannot bet as the TMO seems to heavily favour the local team… I can say what ever I want..but in reality going on TMO Form the Rebels are a great chance to get a few tries that Only he can see…or tries will be disallowed if there is any question at all…like can you see anything? … YES I CAN..no try.. penalty against Waratahs… Rebels ball… tipping Waratahs in this town, but would never bet on it in Melbourne Town…or better known now as RORT CITY.
Great game this.. both teams come off beating last week… Blues at home, but Brumbies out of sync… and they need to retweak it a bit, and get positive about it all again..No kicking from George Smith..trust he playing… they need him to counter act Braid,, but I am so taken with Ranger and Piuteu that I am loathe to select against them at home.. especially seeing that the Brumbies are out of form.. Nic White has to lift at 9.. he has been a terrific player this season,but looked shocking last week,,, and Deans did not select him after that match.. for Wallabies squad..proving again how finiscky he is .. White has had a good season over all and deserves better treatment.. Tough game to call… I would rather bet in the run.. If I was pricing this match I would have Blues at 1.80 Brumbies at 2.00… Speight needs to produce here… maybe Blues 1-12.. but would be careful about betting on it.. I am not going to bet… either side could win this in my opinion.
Force V Highlanders..
Amazingly the Highlanders have the nerve to show up in Perth on their way home to another quiet airport…no fanfare for them.. Coach Joseph has no idea how to get the best out these old blokes… He has berated them, and been so 1960′s..or in Nz years and Australian years, 1980′s… Morale there is shocking.. how could it be anything else ? No doubt the team is tweeting away how happy they all are.. but reality says they are a joke.. a forgotten entity of bygone times trying to play in modern era… I am selecting the Force to win!! I do not do that often, and the Highlanders will be heading to the airport in their normal state of mind.. probably defeated… I am no wrap on betting on this match either.. but the Force have the chance to score here.. But not betting on these teams.
Kings V Cheetahs
Still cannot believe the Cheetahs dished up the Reds last week,after being unable to crucify the Kings by 14 or more recently.. yes I remember..cost me a fortune in all up bets.. Cheethas will win by 14 plus surely! But if market says 16 etc I will not be playing, the bookies can beat it….round 11 hurts still…
Cheetahs 14 plus..
Stormers V Reds
The Reds welcome the Stormers who were dismissed by the TMO last week.. howls of protest are still echoing away across the world… The Reds dreadful performance must be rectified here,and they can beat this mob.. All the Reds have to do is attack! The Stormers are hopeless at scoring tries, so the Reds have to make this a try fest.. a shoot out if you will.
I have no doubt Cooper should be the opening ten for Wallabies,so that means Deans does not want him… Deans is an idiot selector… proven over and over.. and Genia and Cooper are blatantly great together.. I am looking for a big improvement from the Reds, and the Stormers have travelled home sad.. but do get a hostile crowd on their side this week.. They have missed Burger… Reds can win this 13+
Sharks V Bulls
Sharks return home and afce up to the in form Bulls.. Sharks pretty handy last week.. But Bulls are a slightly better side I believe.. I do not think Steyn has been a great success as captain.. He does not say much.. I have watched him close up,and he is not an overly ebullient type… and while he has been out Keegan Daniel has taken over .. Alberts has finally started playing, and he is viciously tough… Lambie and Mvovo are going ok… but The Bulls are in form and chugging along.. No walk over.. Bulls 1-13.
best bets… Reds
Magpies V Swans
Really tough game to pick as both teams are under strength and both are not overly reliable..Swans need Tippett badly, and the Magpies who were magnificent last Saturday night, have to back up that fever.. Can they? Buckley really worked wonders with a side lacking stars!! It was great coaching, and also showed the club spirit is alive..and WELL>So how will the Swans respond this week when cruising along and reigned in by Freo… I hate to keep saying it, but I insist Tippett is the key player for them in a few weeks time..Swans not going that well really, lacking something so far this season…I know they build into a season, and they look they are trying their hardest, but there is some thing not quite there.. whether its inner fire that is not flaring, or is it they are just lacking TIPPETT! But can Collingwood go like a finals fever team as they did last week V Geelong… I hope they do… as I have never liked the Swans much… I am barracking for Collingwood, but I cannot bet on it…. Magpies giving away 7 does not appeal to me. Number 7 for Collingwood does! He was fantastic last week… and the team energy was tip top..Maybe the Magpies really enjoyed that effort out put… then can do it again.. and No Tippett for Swans, but Shaw returns for Maggies, and he is such a star…
Port V Geelong
Geelong look a certainty and will be a good things price. Port are going ok, but look young.. They need to retain that bold look they can have.. They have to stand up to Geelong, and see and make the Cats hurry and look ordinary…like the Magpies made them look last week… But The Cats will love the space the stadium offers, and that will ensure they have the time required to make Port look young..Taylor, Mackie and Enright will be hard to get past down back, and the space this oval offers will really suit them…Port have to close as much space down as possible..run themselves into the ground…test their fitness, their tackling, their confidence,in short their everything.. Port has to see this game as a moment of truth…and be bold and keep taking deep breathes…Cats by 30+ appeals a bit.
Giants V Eagles
Smart move by Israel to go to the city.. Eagles will win in an unfashionable manner.. If I were coaching the Eagles this week I would be hell bent on a massive and impressive manner of victory… Really get their game in order.. Play different styles to practise in a match practise situation… No guarantee they will tho… Eagles by 40+ Eagles give away 69… not interested..
St Kilda Dogs..
Dogs are yelpers, as I have said for how many decades? St Kilda will most probably win this.. Maybe Siposs can kick 5? If he gets picked?? Watters has misused him so often, it beggars my understanding of the ‘justice’ system… The Dogs just do not bark often enough.. can play fine football for 5 minutes, but they are way too friendly in everything they do…and wave their tales… They have always been a failed club.. Saints 1-39 Saints give away 28, cant bet that.
Bombers had inquiry week.. are they still going on this week?? If so then Richmond are a big chance.. Both sides would have eyed this match off as a big match up.. Essendon are a better side I have no doubt. They are smarter and taller down back.. but can be dumb enough at times, like getting beaten by Lady Boys last season, and Lions last week….Ryder is going to fire here, I think he will be best player..Ellis is flying now for Richmond, this will be a great game, if I was Essendon, I would tease Richmond, they always take the bait, always! Its easy to get them off their game, I would target Riewoldt,Jackson and Vickery.. 3 egos that wont help themselves… I think Essendon 1-39.. great value Essendon, they get 4- head start..check up to see if they have had no interviews this week..
Lions V Carlton
Lions lose Merritt who is so strong down back.. Big out,,but they did have a presence this time last week, and it was impressive. They really lifted for Voss,and Staker! ..for Voss it was about time….for Staker it was overtime.. whether it lasts is doubtful?? Carlton will be too strong you would think,too quick I should say…except coaching wise, Voss caused Malthouse loads of trouble when playing for the Lions… and last week we saw Voss upset Hird… but last week Essendon was on drug scandal question time… why players are questioned is beyond me.. They do not know what is going into them, they sit back and trust the doctors.. But the big oval will really suit Carlton..The ruck duels will be absorbing with the lions strong there as are Carlton..But the Carlton fast men maybe back here..except for Betts…I would not want to give more than 3 goals away tho..if its more than 18 points..no bet from me. Blues 1-39.. Blues give away 14…consider that…
Suns goes down down and down here… They cant hope to win this match. If they stay within 8 goals they will have done well…but I think they won’t. Hawks have a great back line getting into everything and making it all Go…What you want to see from Suns here is defiance.. Not being pushed around, not looking in awe of Hawthorn.. Campbell Brown will be important in this type consciousness stakes.. make it fun to try your hardest etc..Put pressure on May to smash some one.. and for the tackle count to be up..if you come off with less than 5 tackles you get a blitz during the week.. Suns need a gimmick to trick them into believing they can cope here.. Hawks will win 50+..if I was coaching there Hawks would win 30 + Really fascinating match… Big watch on where McKenna really is in knowing how his players tick..if he knows his players, and the collective they will hang in there and get beaten 6 goals… if more than 50 then McKenna no genius… Suns get 66 head start… thats is interesting head start..kind of tempted… 66 is a big head start…. very tempting…
Top match this.Home ground helps Kangaroos and the umpires owe the Kangaroos.. Kanga have to bounce back from Perth and try and beat Crows, who were very good V Saints.. Gee, this is going to be close..who ever gets the most head start I go for that.. Crows may be getting 12?? Thats my early guess.. Loads of great players to watch here from Dangerfield, who could be brilliant, Sloane is in form, Jenkins and Lynch are strong bodies… North have a team thing happening,and thats most encouraging and with Wells, Thomas,Ziebell, and a back line that is functioning well…Harvey is running like a 16 year old, and Magic Daw is capable of anything,…If Crows get more than 12 points head start, I will go for them..if less than that, go for Kangaroos… and Sanderson is on the couch next Monday!! I rarely see a winning coach on the Couch.. North maybe a good thing.. and umpires owe them big time… North give away 14 points..not tempted by that…
Freo V Lady Boys
The Lady Boys will be tired beyond all reason this week..no sleep, fear, and a dreading of Sunday afternoon.. This is going to be a butchering…The Lady Boys, if they get a team together for this match…do not be surprised if the LADY BOYS PICK SELMA, WAFTY, WILLY, BARNEY, GOLDY, ZKAY, AND BULIMBO… PLAYERS FROM LOCAL CHURCH LEAGUE AND NIGHT CLUBS… The other Lady Boys will be being dragged off plane whimpering… make up draining down the designer clothes… The Labor party may use this tape as an example of bullying in the work place. Freo will win this by a lot 50 + Freo give away 62.. I do not bet on Lady Boy games.